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  • Using government owned or controlled non-tactical vehicles

    May 16, 2009

  • Improving health by Cutting down on drinking

    May 16, 2009

  • Running for the garrison

    May 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) employees participate in the Garrison Organization Celebration 5K Fun Run/Walk, May 12, at Bowen Park, here. Annually, USAG-HI celebrates its anniversary by hosting weeklong activities, culminating in an organizational picnic, to promote awareness and camaraderie. View more photos on USAG-HI's Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-hi/sets/.

  • Learning a lost art

    May 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Native Hawaiian office and members of the Kapolei Hawaiian Civic Club presented the first first in a series of Hawaiian cultural programs, on the lost art of lei making, May 12. The next program will be a Hula demonstration, June 10, 5:30-7 p.m. Contact the library for more information at 808-655-8002.

  • Residents urged to prepare for hurricanes

    May 15, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - We are very fortunate to live here in Hawaii, but we are not immune to hurricanes and tropical storms that can be devastating to our island paradise. Although hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, it is always a good idea to stay vigilant and be prepared throughout the year.

  • Hawaii honors all military & family members throughout May

    May 15, 2009

    The Military Affairs Council of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, community members and businesses in Hawaii celebrate the military's presence in the Hawaiian Islands throughout May. All service members and their families are invited to take part in the activities offered during the 24th Annual Hawaii Military Appreciation Month (HMAM).

  • The Contemporary Museum celebrates military families with free admission

    May 15, 2009

    HONOLULU - "I always get excited when I come to museums," said 10-year-old family member Rebecca Childers. "I see things I've never seen before."

  • Colorado Springs groups inform, pamper spouses

    May 15, 2009

    Fort Carson in conjunction with the YMCA and several Air Force support organizations held Military Spouse Appreciation Day May 7.

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

    This is a story of the Executive Dining Facility whose Soldiers serve up masterpiece meals to the likes of Secretary Geren.

  • Carson opens gates to the public

    May 15, 2009

    Fort Carson held an Open House May 9 to give the community a hands-on experience of some of Carson's unit's military equipment.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • Get school physicals out of the way early

    May 15, 2009

    this is a news article about Rader Health Clinic. They'll extend time for physicals for school and sports June 1.

  • Wildland Academy successful, burn scrubbed

    May 15, 2009

    Fort Carson held a Wildland Academy, teaching Carson firefighters and other community and military firefighters techniques for fighting wildland fires in the Colorado Springs area. Because of the high, dry altitude, the area has a high incidence of wildland fires.

  • Vietnam vet shares coping skills with combat warriors

    May 15, 2009

    Retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Brandi talked with Fort Carson Soldiers about coping skills and interventions for those suffering from PTSD or having thoughts of suicide.

  • Conference gives wives a chance to experience their Soldiers' training

    May 15, 2009

    Michelle Mulholland, 22, stood at the jump tower, one of 48 participants in "Soldier for a Day," the second leg of the Military Spouses Day Conference. The conference, part of a Fort Bragg Army Community Service tribute, took place May 7 and 8.

  • CSA Casey explores Fort Carson concerns

    May 15, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. travelled to Fort Carson, Colo., to talk to Soldiers and Family members about upcoming changes that might affect Fort Carson Families.

  • Fort Lewis pays tribute to spouses

    May 15, 2009

    When Megan Bjazevich married Sgt. 1st Class Jason F. Bjazevich, C Company, 2nd Special Forces Battalion, the military suddenly gave her a full-time position. Her title: Army wife. Since that day, Bjazevich delivered twins, became the C Co., 2nd SF Bn., family readiness group leader and survived two major deployments. But despite how difficult it can be at times, Bjazevich said she is proud to be an Army wife. "My husband loves what he does, and I wouldn't have it any other way," she said. Military Spouse Appreciation Day took place on May 8 to pay tribute to spouses for their sacrifice and support.

  • Saying 'I do' to Army Green

    May 15, 2009

    Married couple Joshua and Candice Smith was commissioned into the Nurse Corps of the U.S. Army as second lieutenant registered nurses April 30 at the Atlanta Medical Recruiting Company in Morrow. Both are graduating from West Georgia College and State University this month and will proceed to their active duty assignment shortly thereafter.

  • Talent show puts CDC children in spotlight

    May 15, 2009

    The Child Development Center on Fort McPherson held a talent show featuring children of all ages April 30 .

  • Fort Lewis Wounded Warriors learn to test limits

    May 15, 2009

    A high-profile event conducted last week at Fort Lewis by a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee drew a great deal of attention, but its true impact will be felt in the coming weeks, months and perhaps years at the Warrior Transition Battalion. The Paralympic Military Regional Sports Camp run May 5-8 by U.S. Paralympics introduced dozens of Fort Lewis WTB Soldiers to such sports as adaptive rowing and sitting volleyball.

  • Commentary: Soldiers represent the best of America

    May 15, 2009

    Saturday is Armed Forces Day, one of the few occasions when we throw open our gates and welcome our neighbors on post. I hope those who visit take time to talk to the Soldiers they see, because I fear that, for many Americans, the men and women in uniform are mysteries.

  • All-Army basketball team courts fans at Neal Fitness Center

    May 15, 2009

    Members of the men's All-Army basketball team played two games at Fort Gillem's Neal Fitness Center for members of the local military community. The team beat the Carterville Summerhill semi-professional team by a score of 69 to 68 May 2, then defeated the Atlanta Speedboys team by a score of 70 to 64 May 5.

  • Deploying Soldiers take up Steel Challenge

    May 15, 2009

    Lt. Col. Greg Meyer, battalion commander, developed the Steel Challenge as an opportunity to reinforce the value of physical and mental toughness. "It is a demanding event that recognizes Soldiers who meet the standards of the Steel Challenge, and ultimately gets us all ready for the rigors of combat operations," said Meyer.

  • Kneeling down to lift nation up: National Day of Prayer celebrated on Fort McPherson

    May 15, 2009

    With the economic crisis, people are looking for help beyond themselves. While the news is filled with stories of government intervention, there is also another higher power people can turn to. "Beyond what the stimulus and bailouts can do, you can get any help from God," said Chap. (Col.) Carl Young, U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) chaplain. Young lead several dozen members of the Fort McPherson community May 7, during the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer.

  • FORSCOM helps celebrate Armed Forces Day

    May 15, 2009

    Members of the U.S. Army Ground Forces Band entertain watchers of the 60th annual Armed Forces Day parade May 1 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general, watches the parade from a platform. Camp-bell, who has continuously served in the Army since the Vietnam War, was the grand marshal for the parade and, later in the day, spoke about the sacrifice of American servicemembers during the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council luncheon.

  • Military leaders break ground for tri-service lab

    May 15, 2009

    The building of the Tri-Service Research Laboratory took a step forward May 6 with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Army, Navy and Air Force leaders.The research lab will be built on an area of Fort Sam Houston known as Pershing Range, off Holbrook Road. Upon completion, the 181,000-square-foot facility will house Navy and Air Force research programs that address the health and safety effects of exposure to a variety of stressors.

  • 'Sport of kings' returns to Fort McPherson Armed Forces day

    May 15, 2009

    The thundering of horses' hooves pounding the grassy turf, followed by the sharp crack of wood smacking hard plastic hasn't resounded from Fort McPherson's Hedekin Field since 1981. May 16, Armed Forces Day, the "sport of kings," as it's sometimes called, will once more be on display at the sprawling parade field most noted for change of command and retirement ceremonies. That sport is polo and the match, sponsored by U.S. Army Garrison and the Chastain Horse Park, is scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m.

  • Tranquility Room offers care to caregivers

    May 15, 2009

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 30 at Brooke Army Medical Center for the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research's Tranquility Room, which specializes in caring for the caregiver. "The intent of the program is to provide interventions to assist the clinical staff with stress management," said Gaylord. "The outcome of taking care of the caregiver is to decrease compassion fatigue and burnout, while increasing compassion satisfaction.

  • National Infantry Museum display items moving

    May 15, 2009

    The Countdown to the "green" opening of the new National Infantry Museum continues while the number of artifacts being transferred from the old museum continues to dwindle, said Mike Criscillis, museum curator.

  • 'Better half' honored during Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    May 15, 2009

    "Uncle Sam may not be a woman, but he'll still take your man." Howard Butler, the U.S. Army Garrison's deputy commander, recites a family story that says his grandfather gave Butler's wife this warning not long after the couple was married.

  • Motorcyclists Make Ride to Vietnam Memorial

    May 15, 2009

    While we stumbled out of bed this morning and fumbled with the coffee pot, motorcyclists on the other side of the country said a prayer for the fallen and set their sights east. The Run for the Wall began today and will continue for 11 days. Part of their journey will bring them through Alabama on May 19. For the 21st year, veterans, servicemembers and supporters are departing Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., where they have gathered for the last several days. They will ride cross country to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event is not only to recognize and remember the sacrifices of fallen veterans, but also a journey of healing for those who make the trip.

  • Perdue visits post, signs education bills for children

    May 15, 2009

    Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue visited Freedom Hall May 7 to sign two bills to ease military children's transitions between schools as they move because of their parents' service.

  • Soldiers team up with students through PIE

    May 15, 2009

    "This was the best field day by far," said fourth-grade teacher Jessica Thorne, who coordinated the event for Georgetown Elementary School. The difference was the 23 Soldiers in the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, partners in education with the school, she said.

  • Air Force wins at chess tournament

    May 15, 2009

    PFC Pieta Garrett, 23, of Fort Polk, La., took the top individual spot Thursday during the four-day Inter-service Chess Tournament at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center. The tournament brought 20 service members of all branches to post for a seven-round Swiss-system tournament.

  • 4th RTB NCOs clinch Best Ranger title

    May 15, 2009

    Two Soldiers made history this year during the 26th annual LTG David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition May 8-10. SFCs Blake Simms and Chad Stackpole, 4th Ranger Training Battalion Ranger instructors, won the overall competition, and also came in first on the road march that began Friday night and first in Saturday night's orienteering, earning both the Rippetoe and Leandri awards, respectively. This is the first time one team won the three major awards.

  • USAG NCOs seek 'leadership in training' through history

    May 15, 2009

    McPherson became more than just the name of their duty station for 14 Soldiers May 6; it became a lesson on leadership. As part of the Year of the NCO observation, 14 Fort McPherson Soldiers conducted an NCO professional development training exercise by visiting the Cyclorama in downtown Atlanta at Grant Park.

  • Redstone to Neutralize Leftover Chemical Agents

    May 15, 2009

    Redstone Arsenal will neutralize its stockpile of World War II-era chemical agent identification sets May 17-18. The Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project, part of the Army Chemical Materials Agency, uses transportable treatment systems to safely treat and neutralize chemical warfare materiel. Established in 1992, the project maintains transportable assessment and treatment technologies with proven track records of efficiency and success.

  • AMC Workers Share Career Journey with Students

    May 15, 2009

    Fifth-grade students at the Academy for Science and Foreign Languages have been talking a lot these days about the careers they someday want to have thanks to the help of employees at Headquarters Army Materiel Command Forward at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Freeman Supports her Extended Army Family

    May 15, 2009

    When her husband returned home from his first tour in Vietnam, Clarissa "TC" Freeman was disappointed and saddened by the reception. They were shunned by some, ridiculed by others. The people's lack of support and anger for the Vietnam War at the time was directed back to the servicemembers when they came home. It was an image and experience that was etched in her mind forever. She vowed, never again will she let this happen and has given her full commitment to helping Soldiers and their families since then. Freeman serves as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Kentucky, and was appointed in February 2008. Representing Kentucky, she is the Army's special ambassador and interfaces with Army commanders and the Secretary of the Army on issues affecting her region. "I've been serving the Army and doing CASA work for over 40 years that I guess they decided to just give me the title," Freeman said.

  • 41st BCT Takes Aim

    May 15, 2009

  • Workshop Readies Families for Deployments

    May 15, 2009

    When a family member deploys, the people left behind can have a tough time emotionally, mentally, financially and physically. In order to better meet their needs, Army Community Service is partnering with community organizations and national agencies to hold Family Readiness Group workshops, the first of which is May 20 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Bicentennial Chapel. "Our community is coming together to provide what our people need," Kathleen Riester, Financial Readiness/Mobilization and Deployment program manager, said. "It's a comprehensive overview."

  • A view into the world of safety...

    May 15, 2009

    Children from eight local schools and children from the Fort McPherson Homeschool group got to take a look at the services performed and equipment used by police, fire and emergency services during Public Safety Partnership Day May 7 on Hedekin Field on Fort McPherson.

  • Marne Soldier Awarded Second Purple Heart

    May 15, 2009

    A Marne Soldier was awarded his second Purple Heart at Fort Stewart, May 12.

  • Child Center has Roundup for Military Children

    May 15, 2009

    The Week of the Military Child was celebrated with a big "Yee Haw!" by children and staff at the Child Development Center on April 26. The staff grilled hamburgers for their young charges and parents who visited during Western Day. Great weather kept the kids outside, where they pretended to be in the Wild West. Most wore cowboy hats and some even wore cowboy boots. Western Day was one of several activities planned for CDC children during the Week of the Military Child. The special week of activities occurs during the Month of the Military Child in April.

  • Teamwork Brings Home AMC Honor for Executive

    May 15, 2009

    Teamwork. Dedication. Preparation. Persistence. Inspiration. Those are the attributes that make any team successful. For James D. "Dan" Parker, deputy director of the Security Assistance Management Directorate, those attributes apply to the team of SAMD employees and organizations working to ensure a thriving foreign military sales program for the Aviation and Missile Command and its lead organization, the Army Materiel Command.

  • Training session helps MPs, Polizei become a more effective team

    May 15, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Military police from U.S. Army garrison Ansbach and local German Polizei recently came together for a training session to ensure better coordination during incidents off base.

  • New SORT guide provides information to make recycling easy

    May 15, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Separate or Recycle Trash is a program that can save the garrison money, and bring those savings back into the community in the form of improved facilities and programs.

  • Green generation crosses borders to promote sustainability

    May 15, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Nearly 150 students from the AFNORTH International High School and Geilenkirchen Elementary School crossed borders and cultures to celebrate Eco Day here May 15.

  • Soldiers take advantage of sling load training

    May 15, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne) practiced sling load operations during their training exercises at the Joint Multinational Training Center in Grafenwoehr on May 5 and 6.

  • Bamberg Stable Theater recognized for theatrical performances

    May 15, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg Stable Theater received 22 nominations and five awards at this year's Tournament of Plays Awards Ceremony.

  • Bamberg Earth Day encourages Gas-Free Day

    May 15, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Earth Day is designed to promote a healthy, sustainable environment. On May 27, USAG Bamberg will celebrate Earth Day. Michaela Gonzales approached Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg, U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg commander, with the idea for a Gas-Free Day to take place on the same day as the Earth Day celebration.

  • Mother visits DFAC named for son

    May 15, 2009

    Mother of fallen Warrior visits Fort Carson Dining Facility named in honor of her son.

  • Monsoon season to bring heavy rains

    May 14, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Garrison officials are increasing awareness of the monsoon season, a rainy season in Asia when heavy rains and strong winds can cause severe impact on Army installations in Korea.

  • Seoul American Middle School students visit DMZ

    May 14, 2009

    PANMUNJOM, Republic of Korea - Seoul American Middle School students encountered Korean War history first hand when visiting the Joint Security Area and the Demilitarized Zone on a study trip April 30.

  • Military spouses feted at Fort Myer's Spates Community Club

    May 14, 2009

  • Old movie theater destine to open doors again - NCO remembers old movie house

    May 14, 2009

    Reminiscent of Spanish missions of yesteryear the old Fort Sam Houston Main Theater, Building 2270, has sat vacant for several decades. The two-story, white stucco building is hard to miss as you drive down Stanley Road with its five arched entryways, dark brown embellished doorways and its mission-style bell tower. After more than two decades of lying dormant, the theater is now scheduled for renovation, with a new mission in hand.

  • Army service can be much more than wearing of uniform

    May 14, 2009

    In local protocol arenas, Huntsville's John Rogers holds the rank of a three-star general. He is also considered a personal representative of the Secretary of the Army. Yet, Rogers doesn't spend his days wearing an officer's uniform. Although he is a retired colonel, Rogers often dons civilian dress for local Army ceremonies and events.

  • Fort Leavenworth area Junior ROTCAca,!E+teams vie in Raider competition

    May 14, 2009

    Fort Leavenworth supported the Leavenworth High School Junior ROTC Raider Challenge May 8 and 9. This was the first time LHS hosted the competition. JROTC Senior Army Instructor retired Lt. Col. David Black said the event was a success and the group is looking to host the competition again next year. Black said about 35 military members from the Fort Leavenworth community volunteered to help with the event, and that didn't include the civilian and military parents of cadets associated with the fort who were also on hand to help.

  • Area Native Grows Up as NCO in Army

    May 14, 2009

    Sgt. David Christian takes a practical approach when it comes to his military career. The Soldier, home recently on leave from a 12-month tour in Iraq, saw an opportunity in the Army that a high school graduate couldn't find anywhere else. "I was going to Calhoun Community College. But I wasn't college bound at that time. I just wasn't into it. So, I decided to go into the military. The Army was the branch that offered me more than any other," Christian said, recalling his 2002 decision. Sgt. David Christian takes a practical approach when it comes to his military career. The Soldier, home recently on leave from a 12-month tour in Iraq, saw an opportunity in the Army that a high school graduate couldn't find anywhere else. "I was going to Calhoun Community College. But I wasn't college bound at that time. I just wasn't into it. So, I decided to go into the military. The Army was the branch that offered me more than any other," Christian said, recalling his 2002 decision.

  • Fort Leavenworth Army Earth Day focuses on environment

    May 14, 2009

    Going green isn't just an effort, it's an attitude, said Fort Leavenworth's award-winning environmentalist students who used Army Earth Day to share their message with the Fort Leavenworth community.

  • Family fun offered at new Fort Leavenworth FMWRAca,!E+facility

    May 14, 2009

    Fort Leavenworth Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation conducted its official opening May 6 for the new skatepark and 18-hole miniature golf course, Holes 'n Rolls. The park, directly behind the Post Theater on Grant Avenue, is paid for by families who have used other FMWR facilities, said Donna Shinn, FMWR director.

  • Honoring President Truman

    May 14, 2009

    Honoring President Truman - Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, CAC Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Johndrow, and Rep. Dennis Moore of Kansas place a wreath at the gravesite of former President Harry Truman on the 125th anniversary of his birth May 8 at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Mo.

  • Asian-Pacific Soldier Following in Father's Footsteps

    May 14, 2009

    From living the life of a "Dog-Face Soldier," to enjoying his Army career as a Guamanian-American Soldier, Sgt. Danny Babauta, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, carries on the legacy of his father and other Asian-Pacific Soldiers.

  • Navy SEALAca,!E+presented veteran's medal

    May 14, 2009

    A U.S. senator and a former Navy SEAL were honored at the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation luncheon May 7 in Kansas City, Mo. - the day before the late president's 125th birthday. Marcus Luttrell received the Philip Pistilli Silver Veteran's Medal, and Sen. Christopher Bond received the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award during a ceremony at the downtown Marriott Hotel. Command and General Staff College Deputy Commandant Brig. Gen. Edward C. Cardon presented the award to Luttrell.

  • Lt. Dan Band helps Fort Leavenworth honor spouses

    May 14, 2009

    The Fort Leavenworth community celebrated military spouses May 8 at Merritt Lake with an event that culminated in a concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.

  • West Point's elementary School's Cryderman and Christian retiring this summer

    May 14, 2009

    Story and photos about retiring principal and assistant principal at West Point elelmentary Schoool

  • NCO Saves Soldier, Credits Army Training

    May 14, 2009

    Sergeant John Huggins knew the signs. The two-time combat veteran had been thoroughly trained at detecting the symptoms. Army intervention classes provided this generator mechanic with enough scenarios that he was confident in his ability to help prevent someone from committing suicide, but the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldier said he never expected he'd actually have to apply that training.

  • Stewart-Hunter, Community Join Together to support Relay for Life

    May 14, 2009

    Relay for Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people. In Liberty County more than 600 people participated in the relay and, as of May 8, have raised $145,000.

  • Fort Stewart Garrison Headquarters Named for Famous Scout

    May 14, 2009

    The American Revolutionary War gave us many heroes, among them George Washington, Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion, Nathaniel Greene, Daniel Morgan and Nathan Hale. Another lesser known hero of the American Revolution is Robert Sallette, the local hero for whom Fort Stewart's U.S. Army Garrison headquarters, building 624, is named.

  • West Point MOMC Luncheon full of fun, food and lessons

    May 14, 2009

    Story and photos of Month of the Military Child Event at West Point

  • Onion Festival Celebrates Soldier, Local Partnership

    May 14, 2009

    Led by Vanguard Brigade Commander, Col. Lou Lartigue, the 4th IBCT Color Guard and 3rd ID Band took part in the 33rd annual Glennville Sweet Onion Festival, May 9.

  • Spartans celebrate Victory in Europe Day in Style

    May 14, 2009

    To celebrate the anniversary of VE-Day, the day World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, the Spartan Brigade performed a mounted pass in review, something rarely seen outside of a combat zone, and steeped in World War II traditions.

  • West Point Band NCOs play key role during Grad Week

    May 14, 2009

    Story and photos about West Point Band

  • Life's Choices

    May 14, 2009

    Dan Davis empowers and challenges our youth to make the right choices when faced with alcohol and drug usage.

  • Becoming the Backbone of the Army

    May 14, 2009

    A noncommissioned officer is known as "the backbone of the Army." Approximately 35 Soldiers in the 87th CSSB were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps during the ceremony.

  • Military Spouse Appreciation

    May 14, 2009

    USAG-Detroit Arsenal Army Community Service showed their appreciation for Military Spouses.

  • 'No Slack' wives walk a day in husbands' boots

    May 14, 2009

    No Slack wives strapped on their Kevlar and combat boots during 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment's annual GI Jane Day May 1. The spouses got to spend a day in the life of a Soldier and the chance to learn a little bit about what their Soldier does at work, both in garrison and overseas.

  • Fort Campbell becomes an Army Community of Excellence

    May 14, 2009

    Fort Campbell joined the ranks of other military installations considered an Army Community of Excellence. Campbell joins two other installations for a win in the "Most Improved" category.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers train on MRAP

    May 14, 2009

    For the first time at Fort Campbell, Soldiers are being trained on the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle.

  • Signal Soldiers make training fun

    May 14, 2009

    35th Signal Brigade Soldiers make physical training fun with a series of competitions and games.

  • Wounded Warrior encourages others

    May 14, 2009

    Wounded Warrior encourages others after life-altering battle injury.

  • Wounded Warrior encourages others

    May 14, 2009

    Wounded Warrior encourages others after life-altering injury in war.

  • The King Rocks the House

    May 14, 2009

    Volunteers of the USAG-Detroit Arsenal enjoy a fun ceremony in their honor.

  • Youth Challenge Academy Family Day

    May 14, 2009

    Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Academy welcomes Families to an open fun-filled series of events.

  • Installation thanks military's unsung heroes

    May 14, 2009

    Army wife Jennifer Humphrey has relocated her children, taken on countless family readiness group responsibilities, and supA,AA,Aported her husband and his comA,AA,Apany during deployments. Friday, Humphrey's efforts were recognized as she was anA,AA,Anounced Belvoir's Spouse of the Year at a Military Spouse Appreciation Day luncheon.

  • Green Generation Poster Contest Winners

    May 14, 2009

    The Green Generation - USAG Schinnen held Eco Day 2009, May 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including an 'eco-themed' poster contest, with more than 140 students from AFNORTH International High School and Geilenkirchen Elementary School. Three winnders (1st, 2nd, 3rd) were selected from each of three categories: AIS grade M1, AIS grade M2, and the Geilenkirchen Elementary School. Thanks to every teacher and student who participated and congratulations to the winners!

  • Arts and Cultural Center hosts new 'Poetry Slam'

    May 14, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Heidelberg's new Arts and Cultural Center hosted one of its Poetry Slam evenings May 7 and featured poetry and written pieces from community members.

  • Arts and Cultural Center hosts new 'Poetry Slam'

    May 14, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Heidelberg's new Arts and Cultural Center recently hosted a Poetry Slam evening, one of its new monthly events.

  • Strong Beginnings: Army Family Covenant program prepares children to be successful in kindergarten

    May 14, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg communities are bringing the Army Family Covenant to its younger members - all the way down to the pre-kindergartners.

  • Military spouses have opportunity for educational assistance

    May 14, 2009

    Military spouses across the Army interested in furthering their education now have a new option to receive up to $6,000 in financial assistance.

  • TICO reenlists one of its own

    May 13, 2009

    Fort Irwin and National Training Center commander Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams swears in Spc. Natasha Ostienava during Spc. Ostienava's reenlistment ceremony on Monday.

  • Hasta la Vista: Army to implement new operating system

    May 13, 2009

    The Army is migrating all of its Microsoft Windows-based systems to Microsoft's Vista operating system to bolster Internet security and begin standardization of its information systems.

  • Asymmetric Warfare Warrior of the Year

    May 13, 2009

    Master Sgt. Ben Boyce, an operations specialist with the Asymmetric Warfare Group, was named the unit's "Asymmetric Warfare Warrior of the Year" during a ceremony held May 6.

  • Asymmetric Warfare Group celebrates Warrior Week

    May 13, 2009

    The Asymmetric Warfare Group held its 2009 Warrior Week May 4 to 8 to establish and celebrate traditions associated with warrior traits unique to AWG, as well as build teamwork, esprit de corps and camaraderie.

  • Commentary: Pausing for flag a small sacrifice

    May 13, 2009

    Tradition. It is one of Fort Jackson's hallmarks. Before training and transformation, it is the first underlying pillar of Fort Jackson's Vision Statement - "a proud legacy of training and inspiring American Soldiers...." If we believe this, then why do we frequently overlook a common Army tradition' You know this time-honored military custom to which I refer. It happens every day at Fort Jackson - the posting and lowering of the flag.

  • All-female team swings onto post

    May 13, 2009

    Among numerous military accolades and achievements, Fort Jackson might have another first. Mercy Rule, an all-female intramural softball team, has arrived on post. The team, made up of military spouses, started its season this spring.

  • Installation Planning Board convenes

    May 13, 2009

    Leaders from several on-post military and civilian organizations met May 7 at the Post Conference Room to constitute Fort Jackson's Installation Planning Board.

  • DSoY credits family for success

    May 13, 2009

    During the past eight years - especially when Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cavezza deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 his family has kept him motivated.

  • Commentary: Battlefield visit more than a simple trip

    May 13, 2009

    Last week, I had the opportunity to join other Soldiers and company commanders of the 171st Infantry Brigade on a trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield. This was an awesome opportunity and a great learning experience for everyone.

  • Asian Pacific Heritage Month luncheon set

    May 13, 2009

    More than 20 Asian Pacific countries will be recognized at Fort Jackson's annual heritage month luncheon May 20. May is Asian American Heritage month. The contributions of Asian Pacific Americans will be remembered and celebrated with food, entertainment and guest speaker Aumua Amata.

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